Give the gift of great design this Christmas with the help of our home gift guide – featuring a selection of pieces bound to enhance any space.
New Works – Kizu Table Lamp
Seemingly defying gravity, the Kizu Table Lamp by New Works offers a minimalist and clean aesthetic with a soft light; ideal for creating an atmospheric environment in any room. Designed by Norwegian designer Lars Tornøe, the lamp is beautifully crafted with a marble base and acrylic lamp shade. Available with either a black or white base, this lamp can fit into any space easily. Currently down from $527 to $300 at District.
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No well-designed kitchen would be complete without this classic Salt & Pepper Grinder Set by Menu. Not only do these grinders look stunning, but they outperform the average set you’d find anywhere else. Designers Norm Architects have inverted the product, so the powerful ceramic grinder is at the top. This means you’re not left with excess salt and pepper residue on your table top. Plus, the grinding mechanism is strong enough that they can be used for things like grains, nuts, and seeds too.
The Ghost Wares white speckle range of ceramic homewares is modern, clean, and fun. Two of our favourite pieces from the collection are the mug and the platter. They’re handmade and, better yet, dishwasher and microwave safe. The mug offers a streamlined shape with a large enough volume to allow for a decent size cup of coffee. The platter is available in three different sizes and can be used to serve food on, or simply as a decorative piece.
Visiting cities as fabled as New York, London, or Paris can be overwhelming. Everyone you know has an opinion on what to see, where to go, and what to avoid, which can sometimes be conflicting and even more confusing. CEREAL’s carefully curated city guides offer recommendations through their lens of quality and design, with things like lists of the best museums, galleries, and architectural points of interest, as well as a handy ‘ideal day itinerary’. Their recently revamped guide to New York is a must for those visiting the Big Apple soon.
For coffee enthusiasts, this Kinto Brewer Set is an essential this Christmas. It includes the sleek and streamlined matte black stand, as well as the brewer, a holder, and server. The stand’s height can be adjusted, meaning you can brew coffee into different vessels like directly into a mug, or into a server for multiple cups. The Brewer Set looks super clean and minimal and its small footprint means it won’t take up too much space on the kitchen counter.
Linen is the ultimate material; it’s one of the most sustainable options of fabrics, it’s comfortable to wear, and it works just as well on a bed as it does for your clothing. IN BED’s 100% Linen Duvet Cover is ideal year-round. More breathable than cotton, the linen duvet cover is light and keeps you cooler in the heat while remaining warm in winter. It comes pre-washed so it’s soft from the get go too. Plus, another cool thing about linen is that it actually gets softer and more comfortable the more worn it is, so this duvet cover will see you through many years of coziness. The Kohl shade is neutral and modern; easy to mix and match with other colours.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the Beoplay P6 is just pure decoration in a room. It continues the brand’s MO of beautifully designed, top of the range tech. The sleek Bluetooth speaker is more than just good looks though; it delivers powerful sound from a compact and portable body. Aluminium is the primary material in its construction, with a layered leather strap adding a unique and premium touch. The speaker is splash and dust resistant and offers up to 16 hours of battery life.
The Milk & Sugar Woven Floor Ottoman is a nice detail for that extra homely, extra comfortable feeling in a living room. Crafted from woven cotton with a 12kg cotton filling, it’s an easy way to add more seating in a space, or have somewhere to rest your feet at the end of the day. Available in two neutral shades – charcoal and grey – they’re bound to suit most colour schemes too.
The Aalto Vase by Iittala has certainly stood the test of time, with a design that traces back to the early 20th century. The classic piece has a unique, curved silhouette and is built by a team of skilled craftspeople in the Iittala factory. Made from mouth-blown glass, the vase looks just as good on its own as it does holding some tasteful florals.
Gone are the days of buying room sprays with sickly artificial scents from the grocery store. Aesop has stepped it up with the premium Istros Aromatique Room Spray, which has a fragrance that will instantly transport you to the enlivening bazaars of far off cities. It features ingredients like pink pepper, lavender, and tobacco; melding fresh florals with a beautiful aromatic smokiness.
You don’t need to be a full on plant lover to appreciate the sleek and modern design of Zakkia’s Podium Pot. Its unique shape allows it to house many different varieties of greenery nicely. The slightly textured finish of the ceramic creates an interesting dimension to the pot’s design, and each one is handmade so every piece is completely unique with its own slight imperfections and markings. The Podium Pot is available in different sizes and in black or white, so they can be mixed and matched to create a nice, coordinated display.